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Make Do And Mend's profile including the latest music, albums, songs, music videos and more updates. Looking for a Make Do and Mend book? It looks like this book is on our website merchantnavymemorialtrust. This invaluable guide to making clothes last longer is a loving reproduction of the publication. It is the original eco guide from a time when preserving our clothes was a necessity not a fashion. Make Do and Mend was for a generation for whom sewing came as second nature, but now it seems most of us are all fingers and thumbs when it comes to threading a needle, rushing out to buy a new blouse when the buttons fall off, or throwing away old socks when they get holes. Well not anymore.
Food rationing began in and clothes were rationed from 1 June Fabric was essential for war purposes, such as uniforms. By reducing civilian clothing production, factory space and labour could be freed up for war production. Rationing forced people to be painfully mathematic in how they spent their limited supply of clothing coupons - and to find shrewd ways to avoid doing so. The government-backed 'Make Do and Mend' scheme was introduced to encourage people to revive and repair worn-out clothes. Handmade and hand-repaired clothing became an essential part of wartime life. People got creative across the country out of necessity, finding ways to make and care for clothes - and forge their own wartime style.
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